Thursday, July 1, 2010

Yushukan (War Memorial Museum) / 遊就館

As I mentioned in my post about my walk around Kudanshita, photos inside the Yushukan (War Memorial Museum) located on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine are only allowed on the first floor which features a rebuilt Mitsubishi Zero, a steam locomotive that was used in the Thai-Burma Railroad, and a couple of cannons as well.

九段下散歩にネタにも書いた通り、靖国神社を参拝した後に、隣にある遊就館に行きました。でも残念ながら、写真撮影は一階の入り口以外は禁止されてます。一階に展示されてものは三菱ゼロの飛行機、タイ・ビルマで使われたSL、と大砲等。


Mistubishi Zero / 三菱 ゼロ


Model C56 Locomotive No.31 / 泰緬鉄道C56型31号機関車











After wandering through the Yushukan, I went walking around other areas of Yasukuni. There was a peaceful little garden and a sumo stable located behind the shrine itself.

遊就館を見たあとにまた靖国の周りを歩いてみた。神社の裏に奇麗な庭と相撲部屋もありました。












Just one more area to feature in Kudanshita, but that will be my next post.

九段下であと一ヵ所紹介しますが、それはまた今度。

3 comments:

Greg said...

Thanks for sharing this visit. Would love to read the plaques from this post, but it's too small. Do you have larger versions somewhere?

Looks like a really interesting museum.

Cheers!

Tokyo Ern said...

I was afraid the English might be difficult to read and unfortunately I don't have a larger version to post although I do have the pictures saved. And the Yushukan web-site doesn't have any English translations as well.

The museum itself was amazing and you need at least a couple of hours to go leisurely walk through the place (the museum has a lot of displays in English as well).

Mike Pass said...

loved your photo of steam loco C56 at Yasukuni - really good pic ! I am compiling an illustrated & complete list of all Thailand's steam locomotive survivors & would love to include this photo, which would be credited to you & your copyright would be reserved. Please confirm if it's OK to use. Mike Pass in Khon Kaen, Thailand. (michael.pass@hotmail.com)